Custom home decor with the Cameo


If I had to name my favorite creative tool, hands down it would be the Silhouette Cameo. It does so much! It’s great for cutting custom titles and shapes for scrapbooking pages or creating the perfect accent for a card … but I love it most for home decor projects. Instead of buying generic art at the store, I love being able to create my own to fit exactly what I want. For example, I wanted something to display near my front door, but couldn’t find anything I liked or that was the right size, so I created my own!

Hello canvas

  1. Start with a 6×12 canvas (or any size canvas).
  2. Choose your word or phrase, format with your favorite font in the Cameo software, and cut from vinyl in the size you need.
  3. Position the cut-out vinyl on the canvas. Brush acrylic paint in any color over the entire canvas (including the vinyl).
  4. While the paint is still wet, carefully peel off the vinyl and the canvas is done!

The entire project can be done in less than an hour and the best part–it can be customized in so many ways with different fonts, paint colors, and sizes! If you don’t want white letters, you can paint the entire canvas a color first and then follow the same steps as above. Add a few embellishments, a strip of washi tape, or even a couple of sparkly gems to your finished project to jazz it up even more. Make something to match your living room, a child’s bedroom, your office, anywhere. The creative possibilities are endless!

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